MAYDAY! Conference

The War Within: Can the Soldier Be at Peace? on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"The War Within: Can the Soldier Be at Peace?" is the theme of Gustavus Adolphus College's 35th annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference, to be held Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

Major Matthew Scherer, detachment commander at the Andrew Radar U.S. Army Health Clinic, will present the morning keynote address, "Identity, Loss, and Reintegration in the Decade of Heroes," at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel, preceded by a performance by the 451st U.S. Army Band, Fort Snelling–Army Reserve. The afternoon schedule features the Veteran Vision Project presentation by photographer Devin Mitchell. Three discussion panels focusing on the challenges veterans face upon returning from combat— veteran reintegration, psychological and spiritual issues, and the role of military families—will round out the day’s activities.

All events are open to the public without charge. A schedule of the day’s events, speakers, and presentations will be online at this site by April 1.

For more information, contact the Office of Marketing and Communication at Gustavus (call 507-933-7520 or e-mail